Gabriel of Zvornik

Radosavljević, Nedeljko V. (2019) Gabriel of Zvornik. Istorijski časopis, 68. pp. 175-194. ISSN 0350-0802

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The paper deals with the biography of the Metropolitan of Zvornik Gabriel. The place and year of his birth have been determined, as well as the fact that he was a Bulgarian by ethnicity. The information about the likely social stratum that he originated from is given. The possibilities that he had at his disposal in gaining systemic theological education – from Bulgarian-Hellenic schools in the area of his origin to the theological schools of the Great Church – have been highlighted. The time of his arrival at the head of the Zvornik Metropolitanate and the period of his administration have been established. The reasons for his difficult position at the time of the First (1804–1813) and the Second Serbian Uprising (1815), the outbreak of the Greek Uprising (1821), and the rebellion of Husein Gradaščević in the Bosnian Pashalik (1831–1832) have been explained. Also underscored is his versatile activity in restoring church life and supporting education in the Serbian language. Metropolitan Gabriel enjoyed great reputation among the faithful. His authority was significant as he devotedly performed his spiritual mission. He died in 1837 and was buried in the Holy Trinity monastery (Tavna) in the Zvornik Metropolitanate

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Metropolitan Gabriel, Ottoman Empire, Great Church, Zvornik, Metropolitanate, administration, crisis, restoration
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CT Biography
D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D204 Modern History
D History General and Old World > DR Balkan Peninsula
Depositing User: Slavica Merenik
Date Deposited: 16 Jul 2021 12:33
Last Modified: 18 Dec 2023 10:31

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